Have you ever played games about post-apocalypse? They usually have the same genre (shooter), same story (find-bring-kill-survive) and the same atmosphere (gloomy).
Is it normal for them or you'd like to change the tendency?
Name your favorite game and say why do you like it!
Well that's basically what post apocalypse is I suppose, total breakdown of society with a return to barter system and banditry with little individual hope beyond immediate survival. Makes for a nice cleanish slate for storytelling as well.
My fave is prob the obvious Fallout 3 & 4, IMO hit a v good balance between rich varied background story & detail while still leaving the place mostly desolate and leaving it up to you to find your own point to it.
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R games were good too, if a bit more straight laced and grim, novelty USSR apocalypse.
If you want a pure story, no fps, driven game then Telltale/Skybounds the walking dead game series. For me Clementine is one of the best female written character in game history.
Half Life 2 and Bioshock are great examples of post-apocalyptic type games. Where the apocalypse is more within a tight, carefully level-designed, series of environments that are more like elaborate, sometimes surreal, ghost trains than the craft/hide/zombie/wasteland kind.
All together now: Fallout 76 bad.
Best post-apocalyptic game was Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, because no game is not improved by the addition of rave dinosaurs
I would say DOOM (2016) techinically falls into post apocalype, great game and amazing soundtrack.
In the same catergory you could include Wolfenstein is you think Nazis taking over the world (and the moon) is like an apocalypse.
The Last of Us is absolutely amazing
The Tex Murphy franchise brings point-and-click adventure and hardboiled detective noir to a post-apocalyptic 21st Century setting. They fit together surprisingly well! The Pandora Directive is my favourite of the two I've played; Under a Killing Moon is good, but is shorter and has less variation in gameplay (owing to it being the older of the two).
Resistance franchise by Insomniac Games (original devs of Spyro, devs of Ratchet and clank + the new Spidey game)
dead rising maybe.
Saints Row 4 definitely (with a shoutout to a part of the 3rd game involving skydiving in a Tank!)